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Friends of the Earth welcome Conservatives low-carbon plan

Environmental group Friends of the Earth has welcomed David Camerons plans to bring anaerobic digestion on board to create a low carbon economy.

Senior waste campaigner Michael Warhurst said the Conservatives had the right approach in looking at anaerobic digestion technology which produces methane used for energy.

His comments come after Cameron launched plans to develop AD infrastructure and biogas production to be a significant source of fuel for the UK.

Warhurst said: This step is a positive one. There is always going to be food waste and AD is certainly part of the solution. It will produce a useful product in methane.

Local councils need to start planning ahead and think about how they will deal with their food waste. Councils need to think twice if they are signing contracts for incinerators and planning for a low carbon future instead.

Friends of the Earth executive director Andy Atkins added that it was essential the Conservatives put delivery of a low carbon economy at the heart of its strategy for tackling the recession.

Warhurst said that the Government needed to pinch Tory ideas and implement the AD plan instead of just talking about it.

Image: FoE senior waste campaigner Michael Warhurst

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